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What it's like during an active shooter drill - as explained by US Correspondent Jackson Gosnell

19 children & 2 teachers were killed last week at Robb Elementary School.

6 News US Correspondent Jackson Gosnell has provided insight into what it's like during an active shooter drill, following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.


Speaking to Leonardo Puglisi, Gosnell - who goes to school in Greenville, South Carolina - said that "we actually conduct these on a pretty routine basis."


"We call it a full lockdown drill - we go and hide, we get something to throw at an intruder if possible...that person has a gun, we need to disable them somehow."


"(We're told) if you have scissors, or a book or pens - throw it at that person."


"In light of school shootings, (the drills) have transitioned from an irate parent or a minor security concern to an active shooter situation."


19 students & 2 teachers were killed when a gunman entered classrooms at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.


Watch the full report here.


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